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Indoor Air Quality Recommendations for the Allergy Season

allergies-indoor-airAs allergy season approaches, lots of us are already feeling the effects. Coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, and more leave many of us stuck indoors. But what if the indoor air is just as bad as the air outside—or worse?

Our indoor air quality recommendations cover solutions that can treat the air throughout your home—as well as little steps that help to keep dust and allergens out of the air in the first place. Call our friendly indoor air quality specialists for more!

Whole-House Indoor Air Quality Solutions

It’s important to change your air filter each and every month if you want to stop particles from moving through your HVAC system and keep the AC and heater working smoothly. However, the standard air filter used for residential heating and air conditioning may not be enough to keep your air clean. We recommend these whole-house indoor air quality systems for people really looking to remove particles that make them sick.

  • Whole-house air filtration – A technician can help you select a whole-house air filtration system that really helps to trap the smallest particles found in a home’s air. This includes common allergens like mold spores, pollen, pet dander, and much more.
  • Electronic air purifier – Sometimes, an air filter is so powerful it actually blocks air from moving through the HVAC system, reducing its efficiency. An electronic air purifier charges particles in the air, allowing them to cling to a surface of the opposite charge, something that does not block airflow.
  • UV air purifier – Ultraviolet light can kill bacteria and viruses on contact, making them a great addition to any heating and air conditioning system.

Treating Dry Air

If you or your family members seem to get ill too frequently, it may be due to dryness in the air, which could allow certain contaminants to thrive. In addition, our bodies cannot fight back with dried out mucus membranes, which is why humidifiers are often recommended when humidity levels are low in the allergy season.

We recommend installing a whole-house humidifier for total protection. Water is injected in the air moving throughout your home, bring humidity levels up to a comfortable point.

A Few Ground Rules

We think that it’s worth setting a few rules for your family members (and some of your guests) to take more control over the dust and allergens that enter your home. Talk to your family members about following these guidelines, and consider making a cleaning schedule to keep dust to a minimum.

  • Remove shoes upon entry.
  • Vacuum, sweep, and mop floors every week.
  • Wash bedding every week.
  • Change clothing when you get in the home, particularly after outdoor activities.
  • Bathe pets regularly.
  • Change the air filter once a month (even if you have a whole-house air purifier in place).
  • Ensure everyone knows proper cleaning routine. (Make a schedule!)

Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. offers indoor air quality services in Farmington, NM. Don’t waste your time with the run-around. Give us a call and let us do it right the first time!

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